In an interview with TVNZ’s Rawdon Christie earlier this week, sports presenter Tim Gilbert claimed the New Zealand All Blacks would need rugby union superstar Jonah Lomu and the legend Chuck Norris to play in order for them to beat Australia.
Upon hearing about the interview from friends in Australia, Norris contacted the TODAY Show to set the record straight.
“The Wallabies are going to have the power of Chuck Norris’ spirit there to help them win the game and they are going to win the World Cup,” Norris told the TODAY Show.
TODAY host Karl Stefanovic freaked out during the interview, overwhelmed by the presence of his martial arts and action movie hero, asking host Lisa Wilkinson to ask the questions instead.
“I am completely fan-girling over you my man,” Stefanovic gushed.